Stefan Benchoam and Jessica Kairé, NuMu (Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo), 2012. (LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, History of Infamy*)

For this seventeenth post—the final one of three Photo Essays—I will present a series of images in the form of a photo essay that impressed me during my visits to museums during the inaugural week September 11–17.

By Julia P. Herzberg

Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: photo essay #03

Michel BLAZY, I Bookgarden, 2014. © Daniel Avena

The exhibition De Nature en Sculpture shows how nature is perceived by contemporary artists—mainly, as source of inspiration and means of expression. Nature, whether reproduced or in its actual state, is, here, turned into sculpture, and vice versa. Engaging our emotions, the artists summon nature in all of its forms and reveal through their visions its many facets (peaceful, turbulent, sublime, and vexing).

By Patricia Avena Navarro

De Nature en Sculpture. Fundación Villa Datris. L'Isle-Sur-La Sorgue, Francia

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires presents Untitled by Elba Bairon

The Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires presents the exhibition Untitled by the Bolivian artist Elba Bairon curated by Sofia Dourron.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires presents Untitled by Elba Bairon

Esteban Lisa (1895–1983), Composición (Composition), c. 1935 (front) - oil on cardboard, 30 x 23 cm, private collection © Fundación Esteban Lisa

McMullen Museum presents The Abstract Cabinet, an exhibition of Spanish-Argentinian artist Esteban Lisa (1895-1983) curated by Elizabeth Thompson, from September 16 to December 10 in the Monan Gallery.

The Abstract Cabinet by Esteban Lisa at McMullen Museum

14.	Michael Linares, Museo del palo (Museum of the Stick), 2013–17, and Una historia aleatoria del palo (An Aleatory History of the Stick), 2014. (LACMA, Home—So Different, So Appealing)

For this sixteenth post, I will present a series of images in the form of a photo essay that impressed me during my visits to museums during the inaugural week September 11–17.

By Julia P. herzberg

Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: photo essay #02

Ch.ACO’17 announces a new venue and other developments

Chile’s International Contemporary Art Fair shall take place from October 11th through the 15th at the CV Galería building, located at a strategic point in eastern Santiago: the triangle between Alonso de Córdova, Américo Vespucio and Avenida Kennedy. The fair shall consist of 4 sections: “Main”, “Focus”, “Planta” and “Nave de Ediciones”. In all, over 50 national and international galleries and art spaces shall take part in the Fair.

Ch.ACO’17 announces a new venue and other developments

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) announces Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now—a major, mid-career survey of work by artist, Valeska Soares. On view through December 31, 2017, the exhibition is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Gonzalo Pedraza presents Collection of Images at the Recoleta Cultural Center

The Chilean artist Gonzalo Pedraza presents his first solo exhibition in Buenos Aires, titled "Collection of Images", it is a relational project around the collecting and ways of seeing that can be visited in the Cronopios Room of the Recoleta Cultural Center.

Gonzalo Pedraza presents Collection of Images at the Recoleta Cultural Center

By Ohne Titel presents Zeitgeist at Bienalsur

With Zeitgeist, The French-Argentine artist intends to democratize art and at the same time to generate some kind of altruism.

By Ohne Titel presents Zeitgeist at Bienalsur

Liliana Porter, Untitled (Self-portrait with a Square), 1973, in the window of / en la ventana de of the Hammer Museum.

From this post, the fifteenth, I will publish a series of images in the form of photo essays that impressed me during my visits to museums during the inaugural week September 11-17

By Julia P. herzberg

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA: photo essay #1

Bienalsur, the most important contemporary art event for the region

Among many other artists, it is worth mentioning the presence of Christian Boltanski at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes; Pedro Cabrita Reis, Bernardí Roig and Marie Orensanz in the public space; Mariana Tellería, Iván Argote and Tatiana Trouvé at the MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporáneo; Shirley Paez Leme, Angelika Markul and Charly Nijensohn at the Centro Cultural Kirchner; and Vik Muniz and Guillermo Kuitca at the Brazilian Embassy. Several collections will be displayed, including those of the Contemporary Art Museum of Geneva and the Museo Reina Sofía of Spain.

Bienalsur, the most important contemporary art event for the region

Vik Muniz presents Handmade at Galería Elba Benítez

Handmade, which is Muniz’s fifth solo show at the Galería Elba Benítez, forms part of the Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2017 organized by Arte_Madrid.

Vik Muniz presents Handmade at Galería Elba Benítez

Sergio Avello at Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum

The Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, announces the inauguration of Sergio Avello: young multipurpose professional, to be held next Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm in Av San Juan 350 with a party musicised by DJs Dr. Trincado, Oliverio and Ruben Zerrizuela, until 23:00.

Sergio Avello at Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz

With this 14th posting, Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. 

By Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz

Tania Bruguera's conference in Buenos Aires

The Department of Art of the UTDT, together with the Secretariat of Federal Integration and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation, are pleased to present a conference on the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera on art, education and politics next Monday 25 of September, 11.30am - Classroom SV2 Campus Alcorta.

Tania Bruguera's conference in Buenos Aires

Biennial of Cuenca presents its new curators of the XIV edition

The official launch of the XIV edition of the Biennial of Cuenca: "Living Structures: Rituals without Myths in Contemporary Art" was held on Thursday, August 24 at the Bienal's headquarters (Bolívar 13-89 and Estévez de Toral) a thesis proposed by the Venezuelan curator Jesus Fuenmayor, who makes an exposition of his conceptual proposal. In the same way, the Venezuelan artist and professor Yucef Merhi was presented, which has a charge of the pedagogical curatorship of the next edition that will take place in November 2018.

Biennial of Cuenca presents its new curators of the XIV edition

The Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires announces Liliana Maresca: El ojo avizor.

The Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, governed by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, presents the exhibition: Liliana Maresca: El ojo avizor. Obras 1982 – 1994 [Liliana Maresca: The Keen Eye. Artworks 1982 – 1994].

The Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires announces Liliana Maresca: El ojo avizor.

The Autry Museum  presents La Raza

This 13th posting presents the exhibition La Raza at the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, featuring the photographic archive of La Raza, the Los Angeles newspaper central to the Chicano Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. W. Richard West, Jr., President and CEO of the Autry announced: “It is especially momentous to present this photographic archive—one that continues to resonate today—as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, further underscoring the influence of the Chicano Movement and its artists on the cultural and societal fabric of the American West.”

By Julia P. Herzberg

The Autry Museum presents La Raza

Danilo Dueñas at Villa du Parc and Juan Fernando Herrán at La Halle des bouchers

As part of the France-Colombia 2017 program, the two French contemporary art centers of La Villa du Parc and La Halle des Bouchers are pleased to host the first solo shows in France of two major artists from Colombia’s art scene, Danilo Dueñas in Annemasse and Juan Fernando Herrán in Vienne.

Danilo Dueñas at Villa du Parc and Juan Fernando Herrán at La Halle des bouchers

 Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro Mayfair

Victoria Miro is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by US Detroit-based artist Hernan Bas inspired by the lore and romanticism of life at Cambridge.

Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro Mayfair

The 9.99 Gallery presents Darío Escobar / Órbitas imperfectas

The 9.99 Gallery is pleased to present Darío Escobar / Órbitas imperfectas (Darío Escobar / Imperfect Orbits). The show gathers circular and elliptical pieces that refer to the trajectories that planets draw around the sun. When pondering about these orbits, Escobar suggests the breaking of the ellipsis, which then allows a more dynamic and complex form in space.

The 9.99 Gallery presents Darío Escobar / Órbitas imperfectas

Figari Museum presents Jesualdo: The word Magic

Figari Museum in Montevideo presents Jesualdo: The word Mágica, a collective exhibition of eleven contemporary artist’s reflection on education based on the pedagogical work of Jesualdo.

Figari Museum presents Jesualdo: The word Magic

Crédito Fotógrafo: Olga Lucía Jordán

Equilibrium invites viewers into the rigorous working process of pioneering Colombian-born artist Fanny Sanín. Known for her colorful geometric abstract compositions, Sanín makes between four and eighteen carefully composed preliminary works for each finished painting.

Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín on view July 14 – October 29 2017

Francisco Masó: Surreptitious Stripes. Fundación Arts Connection. Miami

Surreptitious Stripes, an exhibition of work by Francisco Masó (Havana, 1988), was held from July 20 to August 19 at the Connect Now Room of the Arts Connection Foundation in Miami.

By Katherine Chacón

Francisco Masó: Surreptitious Stripes. Fundación Arts Connection. Miami

Jesús Soto: Sound Mural at Cecilia Brunson Projects

Cecilia Brunson Projects announces the opening of an exhibition of a unique and rarely seen early sound mural by the renowned Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto.

Jesús Soto: Sound Mural at Cecilia Brunson Projects

Pablo Uribe Croma, 2015  (Miguel Angel Pareja, Formas sobre fondo rojo) Serigrafía sobre papel 25 x 35 cm

Uruguayismos (Segundo Tiempo) is the first collective exhibition in Lima of Uruguayan artists Pablo Conde, Paola Monzillo, Martín Sastre and Pablo Uribe with curatorship of Manuel Neves, which opens on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 pm in Galería Del Paseo | Lima.

Galería Del Paseo presents Uruguayismos

 Lo que sucede aquí, no se queda aquí, the new installation of José Carlos Martinat,

Lo que sucede aquí, no se queda aquí, is an installation of the Peruvian artist José Carlos Martinat that occupies the room of Carmen Araujo Art, made in alliance with the Revolver Gallery, Lima, Peru. The installation is thematically linked to the collective exhibition "Visual Onomatopoeias of Hard Times" currently exhibited in the house of Hacienda La Trinidad Cultural Park.

Lo que sucede aquí, no se queda aquí, the new installation of José Carlos Martinat,

Lumen designed by Jenny Sabin Studio at MoMA

Lumen, an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio, is on view in MoMA PS1’s courtyard through September 4. The structure evolves over the course of the day, with responsive textiles that display subtle color in sunlight and emit glowing light after sundown. 

Lumen designed by Jenny Sabin Studio at MoMA

Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter at Met Museum

The Met Museum will exhibit a monumental work of the famous painter of the XVII century Cristobal de Villalpando. Newly restored, this 28-foot high masterpiece will leave Mexico for the first time

Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter at Met Museum

Home—So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957

This twelfth posting will continue to inform our online readers of the unprecedented exhibition Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA that offers thematically linked exhibitions and programs in a four-month-long, region-wide exploration of Latin American and Latino Art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Following its presentation at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (November 2017–February 2018). This exhibition was organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The following is from the museum’s press release.

By Julia P. Herzberg

Home—So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957

Jean Paul Zelada presents Total Indifference

Jean Paul Zelada, outstanding Peruvian visual artist, presents at La Galeria  the individual exhibition titled Total Indiferencia. This exhibition -novena in its trajectory- is conformed by a series of ten oil paintings of great format.

Jean Paul Zelada presents Total Indifference

J. Paul Getty Museum presents Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity

With this ninth posting, I continue to inform our online readers Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Below is the announcement of Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity, at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Our next posting we be on the J. Paul Getty Museum exhibition, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas.

By Julia P. Herzberg

J. Paul Getty Museum presents Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity

Carsten Höller will lead the next Fundación Botín Workshop in Santander

Renowned Belgian-born German artist Carsten Höller will lead the Villa Iris Visual Arts Workshop due to take place in Santander between September 4 and 15.

Carsten Höller will lead the next Fundación Botín Workshop in Santander

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas is my tenth posting. The exhibition is one of three that includes Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (5th posting) and Photography in Argentina: Contradiction and Continuity (9th posting). The three exhibitions are organized by the Getty, which is publishing three catalogues covering a diverse body of Latin American material culture and artwork by artists working in concrete or neo-concrete languages in postwar art in Argentina and Brazil to contemporary photographers capturing life today to luxury arts of the ancient Americas. The Getty is presenting work that deepens the fields of art history, conservation, and Latin American history. 

By Julia P. Herzberg

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas

Frost Art Museum Celebrates Mexican Photography

The Museum of Art Patricia & Phillip Frost FIU celebrates this summer the art of Mexican photography with two exhibitions: Becoming Mexico: Manuel Carrillo's Photography and Possible Worlds: Photography and Fiction in Mexican Contemporary Art.

Frost Art Museum Celebrates Mexican Photography

 Luján Candría: Afar. Artium Gallery, Miami.

Candría’s images suggest the space in a distance not only geographic, but also temporal. On the basis of a series of images taken in Iceland and California, the artist reconstructs the phases of a journey that wanders in memory and imagination.

By Willy Castellanos-Simons

Luján Candría: Afar. Artium Gallery, Miami.